Are vs. Do & Yes / No Questions – English Grammar Lesson

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Are you interested in learning English? Are you a student, or working in an international company? Do you like learning language? Do you enjoy studying English grammar? If you have answered yes to any of these questions, you have come to the right place. A lot of my students have trouble with yes no questions. Today I am going to show you how to use these question words in English. There are several patterns you’ll need to memorize. Ready?

The basic pattern using is and are is Are/Is + Subject + Object.

  • Are you a student? Not, Do you a student?
  • Are dogs good swimmers?
  • Are the student’s happy?
  • Is Jack the manager?
  • Is your sister working today?
  • Is that fun?

You’ll notice that in the examples above, are & is are followed by a noun or pronoun, but not a verb.

The basic pattern using do & does is Do/Does + Subject + Verb.

  • Do you like English? Not, Are you like English?
  • Do your friends study English?
  • Do dogs swim well?
  • Does Jack like pizza?
  • Does your sister work in Manhattan?
  • Does everyone enjoy this lesson?

So if there is a verb after the subject you need to use do or does.

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